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Aspiring Principals Collaborate in Creative New Event
Date Published: February 20, 2015
“This environment made me feel like ‘Yes!’, I went into the right profession.” Karlene Crawford wasn’t alone in her enthusiasm about leading a school one day. The North Mecklenburg High School guidance counselor was surrounded by fellow alumni of the UNC Charlotte/CMS Aspiring Principals...

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Special Education Article Recognized as One of the Most Read of 2014
Date Published: February 19, 2015
An article by UNC Charlotte education professor Michael Matthews was one of the most read in its field in 2014, according to a leading education publisher. Routledge Education Journals recognized Dr. Matthews’ 2013 article as among the most read articles in the category of special needs education...

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College of Education Supports Initiative to Help Area Students Read On Grade Level
Date Published: February 9, 2015
The UNC Charlotte College of Education is backing a program launched this month that advocates believe will make a major difference in the number of area students reading proficiently. The Read Charlotte Initiative hopes to double the percentage of 3rd graders in Charlotte-...

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Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Invited to White House Summit
Date Published: December 1, 2014
Dr. Walter Hart, Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools and a UNC Charlotte College of Education graduate, recently received notification that he has been selected as one of only 150 superintendents from across the nation to attend the “Connected Superintendents’ Summit at the White House” held...


Education professor to return to Oman to conduct workshops
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Phillip Brown. Associate professor Spencer Salas will spend most of December in Oman to continue professional development efforts with that country’s K-12 teachers. During a three-week period, Salas, a faculty member in the College of Education's Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12...


Education professor organizes first-of-its-kind International Conference on Urban Education
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Buffie Stephens The UNC Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative recently organized and convened a two-day International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a group of about 500 educators. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building and Sustaining Global...


NOYCE Scholarships bolster Science Education
Date Published: September 28, 2014
The Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology Education and 49er Teach are partnering with the National Science Foundation to award the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to recruit and prepare STEM majors for careers in K-12 education. The 49er Teach Noyce...


Special Education Professor awarded $2.5M grant
Date Published: September 26, 2014
David Test wins $2.5M annually for National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities (CFDA 84.326E)   The purpose of the new National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary...

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Early Childhood Scholars Win $1.2M Grant to Prepare Leaders for Young Children With Special Needs
Date Published: September 15, 2014
Dr. Vivian I. Correa, Dr. Cindy Baughan, and Dr. Pam Shue recently received $1.2M from the Office of Special Education Program in Washington D.C. Drs. JaneDiane Smith, Suzanne Lamorey, and Bob Algozzine will also serve as faculty on the grant.  Scholars in this two-year program will earn a...

Dr. Tracy Rock receives the Bank of America Excellence in Teaching Award

College of Education Professor wins Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence
Date Published: September 8, 2014
CHARLOTTE - Sept. 6, 2014 - Associate professor of education Tracy Rock is the 2014 recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence - one of the University’s most prestigious honors for faculty members. The announcement was made at a reception and awards ceremony Friday, Sept. 5, at...


UNC Charlotte Education Research Mentioned on PBS News Hour
Date Published: August 26, 2014
PBS News Hour reports on the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School in this 5-1/2 minute report aired August 11, 2014. The Study cited 4 minutes 15 seconds into the report was conducted bu the Center fo Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte. View the full report here. Follow this link to learn...


Special Education Faculty Win $1.2M U.S. Department of Education Grant
Date Published: August 18, 2014
Dr. Diane Browder and Dr. David Test recently received more than $1M from the U.S. Department of Education to train a new cohort of graduate students as leaders in services for children with disabilities. Five new scholars will be supported with tuition, stipends, and travel.  The goal is to...

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Drew Polly
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Dr. Drew Polly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education. He joined the College of Education in 2006. Dr. Polly is the co-Director of the Professional Development School Network. What/who inspired you to become a teacher/professor? As a college student I...


College of Education graduate named CMS Teacher of the Year
Date Published: August 12, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced their 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in a ceremony held at Philip O. Berry Academy on May 22. Lecia Shockley ('99), a 2nd grade teacher at Selwyn Elementary won the top honor.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath...

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Florence Martin
Date Published: August 5, 2014
Dr. Florence Martin is a new faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership. She serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Instructional Systems Technology Program. What/who inspired you to become a teacher/professor? I am an Engineer who turned into an...


College of Education Professor conducts Teacher Training in India, Nepal
Date Published: June 19, 2014
By Phillip Brown, Office of Public Relations Spencer Salas, an Associate Professor of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education in the College of Education, recently returned from India and Nepal where he served as an English language specialist teacher trainer. In India, Salas primarily worked with...


College hosts National Play Therapy Conference
Date Published: June 17, 2014
The College of Education will host the 8th annual Multicultural Play Therapy Conference June 23-26, 2014. This event targets mental health therapists, K-12 counselors, and professional school counselors for development in play therapy skills.  This year’s presentations include:  June...


College of Education graduate named CMS Teacher of the Year
Date Published: May 27, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced their 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in a ceremony held at Philip O. Berry Academy on May 22. Lecia Shockley ('99), a 2nd grade teacher at Selwyn Elementary won the top honor.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison presented...


College of Education to Sponsor Educator Walk of Fame
Date Published: November 15, 2013
Thankful for an educator (teacher, counselor, administrator) who made a difference in your life? Come meet us in front of the Student Activity Center to honor an educator and thank them for the impact they're had on your life. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Event Flyer


UNC Charlotte and CMS receive Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award
Date Published: November 8, 2013
From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools web site Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) were honored with the Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award for their partnership, along with Davidson College, on the Charlotte Teachers Institute. The award was...